Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Addressing the urgent challenges we face in air and water quality, human health, climate change, as well as green technology through the integration of research, education, and outreach.

Welcome to AirUCI

AirUCI is an Organized Research Unit (ORU) located at the University of California, Irvine. We are a multidisciplinary environmental research team dedicated to understanding and solving issues related to air pollution, climate change, water quality, and green technology — locally and globally — and their effects on human health and well-being.

To achieve these ambitious goals, our world-renowned research group has come together to form an integrated team of researchers, engineers, and health scientists whose focus is to elucidate the fundamental science and impacts of pollution, energy, and climate change and their effects on society and on our planet.

Our award-winning team conducts collaborative, fundamental research into the critical environmental and associated health issues of our time, using cutting-edge technology and scientific and engineering approaches that are state-of-the-art.

Simulations of
Air / Water
Pollution & Climate

Processes, &

Energy Sources
& Pollutant



News Flash

Tue, 08/13/2019
AirUCI Project Scientist Veronique Perraud (Finlayson-Pitts research group) is quoted about a study her group performed on the dangers of hookah smoke in comparison to other forms of smoking. ...
Tue, 08/13/2019
On August 13, 2019, The Orange County Business Journal named AirUCI faculty Michael Dennin as their Innovator of the Year.  Here is the announcement:   INNOVATOR OF THE YEAR AWARDS...
Fri, 08/09/2019
AirUCI researcher Anton Ni (Finlayson-Pitts group) and his medal-winning teammates are featured on the American Chemical Society's U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad web page.  The Alpha Mu...

Event Announcements

Sun, 08/25/2019 - Thu, 08/29/2019
AirUCI co-Director Sergey Nizkorodov is co-convener of a symposium entitled “Fundamental Chemical Processes Common to Dissolved Organic Matter and Atmospheric Organic Aerosols”, which...
Sun, 08/25/2019 - Thu, 08/29/2019
From August 25 - 29, 2019, a large contingent of researchers from several AirUCI groups will attend and present research results at the American Chemical Society International Workshop in San Diego....
Fri, 08/30/2019
AirUCI will host a seminar by Dr. Tran Nguyen of UC Davis to be held August 30, 2019 from 12-1 pm in Rowland Hall room 390.  Her talk is entitled, “Alpha-pinene + NO3 reaction: dependence...